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1999-23 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 1999

High School Students Display Skills at Colorado Computational Science Fair; Public Is Invited

Contact:
David Hosansky
UCAR Communications
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Telephone: (303) 497-8611
Fax: (303) 497-8610
E-mail: hosansky@ucar.edu

BOULDER -- High schoolers from Colorado and Wyoming will display their abilities and compete for prizes at the Colorado Computational Science Fair on Saturday, May 8, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder. The fair, which is open to the public, is cohosted by Colorado State University (CSU) and NCAR, and funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. Silicon Graphics will provide prizes for winners.

The 57 projects on view, created by 116 students altogether, were submitted from nine high schools and by one home-schooled student (see participant list, below). Students may enter one of two categories: computational science, where students use computers to solve science problems, or information technology, such as applications of the World Wide Web.

After viewing the projects from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., visitors may enjoy box lunches for sale in the NCAR cafeteria and help celebrate the students' achievements at the awards ceremony from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Keynote speaker Don Middleton from NCAR's Scientific Computing Division will explain and demonstrate the varied uses of the animated imagery created by NCAR's Visualization Laboratory.

NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at the west end of Table Mesa Drive in south Boulder. From Denver, take the first Boulder exit off U.S. 36 west to Table Mesa Drive. Cross Broadway, and follow Table Mesa Drive 3.5 miles west to the lab. From the north, take either U.S. 36 or Foothills Parkway (Highway C157) south, turn right (west) on Table Mesa Drive, and continue west to the lab.

For more information on the 1999 Colorado Computational Science Fair, check the World Wide Web.

NCAR is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research under sponsorship by the National Science Foundation.

CCSF99 Participating Schools and Teacher Contacts

Aspen High School
Aspen, CO
Teacher: Ian Wagner
School Phone: (970) 925-2972

East High School
Cheyenne, WY
Teacher: Keren Meister-Emerich
School Phone (307) 771-2663, ext. 153

Fairview High School
Boulder, CO
Teacher: JoAnn Benedict
School Phone: (303) 499-7600

George Washington High School
Denver, CO
Teacher: Kyle Gillette
School Phone: (303) 394-8600

Home School For contact information call David Hosansky

Horizon High School
Brighton, CO
Teacher: Steve Iona
School Phone: (303) 450-5227

North High School
Denver, CO
Teacher: George Moreno
School Phone: (303) 964-2700

West High School
Denver, CO
Teacher: Rita Schnittgrund
School Phone: (303) 620-5300

Wheat Ridge High School
Wheat Ridge, CO
Teachers: Mari Hobkirk & Charles Powell
School Phone: (303) 982-7695

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